Image released of two suspects, driver of white truck also sought in Solid Gold break-in

News Apr 13, 2016 by Tim Whitnell Burlington Post

Halton Regional Police are searching for a white truck and what is believed to be three suspects following a break-in at a Burlington strip club.

Police received word around 4 a.m. Tuesday that a break and enter was in progress at Solid Gold on Plains Road East.

Police would not say who made the call or from where.

Halton’s massive presence at the scene included its K9 unit, hostage negotiators and heavily-armed tactical unit officers.

Hamilton police sent some tactical officers and an armoured vehicle.

Burlington Det.-Sgt. Ron Hansen told the Post today that a vehicle was seen leaving the premises around 4 a.m. headed south on Birchwood Avenue "at a high rate of speed."

“Upon our arrival, a white truck did flee the scene however it was not pursued due (to) public safety reasons,” added Hansen, noting police believed there were still an unknown number of suspects inside the club at the time.

Investigators believe two people that were inside the club ran out the front door after the first police vehicle arrived on the scene around 4 a.m., but before a second police vehicle got there.

It wasn’t until around five hours later, at 9 a.m., when officers stormed the club. There was no one was inside.

Police have released an image captured from security video from inside the Aldershot club of two people in a corridor wearing hoodies, masks and gloves.

Hansen said someone gained entry to the closed club and targeted a bank machine. He said the would-be thieves could not access it.

Officers searched the area around Solid Gold.

The K9 unit’s dog and officer patrolling south of Solid Gold found some articles around 10:30 a.m., in the vicinity of Fairwood Place West.

Hansen would not elaborate on what was found.

A glass door at the rear of Solid Gold was smashed and is believed to be the burglars’ point of entry.

Police said late Tuesday morning that the club was closed. Investigators left the club’s parking lot shortly after 11 a.m.

Police explained why they sent such a heavily-armed response.

“We have those units trained. They are specialized and highly trained and we have access to it…. You can’t assume anything. We wanted to structure our approach to be as safe as possible, in case there were suspects inside and armed,” said Halton police media relations Sgt. Dan Jaworski.

Roads around the club were blocked by police but were reopened by late morning.

It is not known if Solid Gold has re-opened. Phone calls to the club rang through. The Hamilton-based owner of the club has not returned the Post’s calls.

Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to call Det. Vince Couce at 905-634-1831, ext. 2307, or leave an anonymous tip with Crimestppers of Halton at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting Tip201 with your message to 274637 (crimes).

Image released of two suspects, driver of white truck also sought in Solid Gold break-in

News Apr 13, 2016 by Tim Whitnell Burlington Post

Halton Regional Police are searching for a white truck and what is believed to be three suspects following a break-in at a Burlington strip club.

Police received word around 4 a.m. Tuesday that a break and enter was in progress at Solid Gold on Plains Road East.

Police would not say who made the call or from where.

Halton’s massive presence at the scene included its K9 unit, hostage negotiators and heavily-armed tactical unit officers.

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Hamilton police sent some tactical officers and an armoured vehicle.

Burlington Det.-Sgt. Ron Hansen told the Post today that a vehicle was seen leaving the premises around 4 a.m. headed south on Birchwood Avenue "at a high rate of speed."

“Upon our arrival, a white truck did flee the scene however it was not pursued due (to) public safety reasons,” added Hansen, noting police believed there were still an unknown number of suspects inside the club at the time.

Investigators believe two people that were inside the club ran out the front door after the first police vehicle arrived on the scene around 4 a.m., but before a second police vehicle got there.

It wasn’t until around five hours later, at 9 a.m., when officers stormed the club. There was no one was inside.

Police have released an image captured from security video from inside the Aldershot club of two people in a corridor wearing hoodies, masks and gloves.

Hansen said someone gained entry to the closed club and targeted a bank machine. He said the would-be thieves could not access it.

Officers searched the area around Solid Gold.

The K9 unit’s dog and officer patrolling south of Solid Gold found some articles around 10:30 a.m., in the vicinity of Fairwood Place West.

Hansen would not elaborate on what was found.

A glass door at the rear of Solid Gold was smashed and is believed to be the burglars’ point of entry.

Police said late Tuesday morning that the club was closed. Investigators left the club’s parking lot shortly after 11 a.m.

Police explained why they sent such a heavily-armed response.

“We have those units trained. They are specialized and highly trained and we have access to it…. You can’t assume anything. We wanted to structure our approach to be as safe as possible, in case there were suspects inside and armed,” said Halton police media relations Sgt. Dan Jaworski.

Roads around the club were blocked by police but were reopened by late morning.

It is not known if Solid Gold has re-opened. Phone calls to the club rang through. The Hamilton-based owner of the club has not returned the Post’s calls.

Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to call Det. Vince Couce at 905-634-1831, ext. 2307, or leave an anonymous tip with Crimestppers of Halton at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting Tip201 with your message to 274637 (crimes).

Image released of two suspects, driver of white truck also sought in Solid Gold break-in

News Apr 13, 2016 by Tim Whitnell Burlington Post

Halton Regional Police are searching for a white truck and what is believed to be three suspects following a break-in at a Burlington strip club.

Police received word around 4 a.m. Tuesday that a break and enter was in progress at Solid Gold on Plains Road East.

Police would not say who made the call or from where.

Halton’s massive presence at the scene included its K9 unit, hostage negotiators and heavily-armed tactical unit officers.

Related Content

Hamilton police sent some tactical officers and an armoured vehicle.

Burlington Det.-Sgt. Ron Hansen told the Post today that a vehicle was seen leaving the premises around 4 a.m. headed south on Birchwood Avenue "at a high rate of speed."

“Upon our arrival, a white truck did flee the scene however it was not pursued due (to) public safety reasons,” added Hansen, noting police believed there were still an unknown number of suspects inside the club at the time.

Investigators believe two people that were inside the club ran out the front door after the first police vehicle arrived on the scene around 4 a.m., but before a second police vehicle got there.

It wasn’t until around five hours later, at 9 a.m., when officers stormed the club. There was no one was inside.

Police have released an image captured from security video from inside the Aldershot club of two people in a corridor wearing hoodies, masks and gloves.

Hansen said someone gained entry to the closed club and targeted a bank machine. He said the would-be thieves could not access it.

Officers searched the area around Solid Gold.

The K9 unit’s dog and officer patrolling south of Solid Gold found some articles around 10:30 a.m., in the vicinity of Fairwood Place West.

Hansen would not elaborate on what was found.

A glass door at the rear of Solid Gold was smashed and is believed to be the burglars’ point of entry.

Police said late Tuesday morning that the club was closed. Investigators left the club’s parking lot shortly after 11 a.m.

Police explained why they sent such a heavily-armed response.

“We have those units trained. They are specialized and highly trained and we have access to it…. You can’t assume anything. We wanted to structure our approach to be as safe as possible, in case there were suspects inside and armed,” said Halton police media relations Sgt. Dan Jaworski.

Roads around the club were blocked by police but were reopened by late morning.

It is not known if Solid Gold has re-opened. Phone calls to the club rang through. The Hamilton-based owner of the club has not returned the Post’s calls.

Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to call Det. Vince Couce at 905-634-1831, ext. 2307, or leave an anonymous tip with Crimestppers of Halton at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting Tip201 with your message to 274637 (crimes).